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The Oystercatcher Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Laleston, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.5061 / 51°30'21"N

Longitude: -3.6202 / 3°37'12"W

OS Eastings: 287650

OS Northings: 179818

OS Grid: SS876798

Mapcode National: GBR HB.JB44

Mapcode Global: VH5HJ.6DJS

Entry Name: The Oystercatcher Public House

Listing Date: 29 January 1998

Last Amended: 29 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19240

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Just E of village centre facing main thoroughfare.

County: Bridgend

Community: Laleston (Trelales)

Community: Laleston

Built-Up Area: Trelales

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Probably C16 origin of main house with added wing left c 1700. Roof raised later and building refronted probably C18, possibly then a coaching inn. RCAHM Wales reported in 1972 remains of central fireplace with large timber bressummer, date of 1679 inscribed on lintel believed to be later, and winding stone staircase with cross slab roof adjacent; measured drawing 1980 amended 'now removed'.


The inn has a long street frontage of 6 bays. Left bay is pebbledashed, the rest rendered and painted, limewashed stone rubble to rear; artificial slate roof with rendered end stacks. Two storeys, windows on both are in deep reveals reflecting thickness of masonry, all 6/6 pane sashes, mostly unhorned, with sills, with painted relief surrounds and moulded shallow hoods to first floor, except far left which has a cambered head. Similar windows without hoods to ground floor; moulded vertical bands at each corner; central doorway with similar surround and remodelled double door with overlight; deep plinth by door, battered base to right; further doorway to end bay left is round arched with chamfered surround and boarded door. Recessed single storey wing right. Rear outshuts, few windows, access to cellar.


Surviving features reported by RCAHMW in 1972 no longer visible. Interior now open to end left and main fireplace is in wall of c 1700. Interior retains some probably C19 boarded dados, doors and window seats.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a characteristic village inn with a long building history and important street frontage within the village; group value with Village Farm House and Horeb Chapel.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Village Farm House
    Near the centre of the village a little E of the church and facing the main village throughfare on a corner of a small lane.
  • II Former Horeb Welsh Presbyterian Church
    On the E edge of the village, side onto the main thoroughfare.
  • II Churchyard Cross in St David's churchyard
    On the S side of the church near the porch.
  • I Church of St David
    In the centre of the village, on a slight rise above the High Street. Church stands in a roughly circular churchyard surrounded by rubble wall with wrought iron gates S and E.
  • II Cliff Cottage
    Opposite W end of Church of St David and on a rise above High Street.
  • II* Ty Mawr aka The Great House
    On the main village thoroughfare a short distance SW of the Church of St David.
  • II The Laleston Inn
    In the village centre just N of the church and directly fronting the street.
  • II Milepost
    Nearly opposite Ty Mawr on the N side of the main village throughfare.

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